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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:25 pm 
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UnwashedMass wrote:
But I digress. I will put a bug in the ear of a few collectors I know to generate some md5s for you.


Thanks :). And in any case, as I think I mentioned earlier, as long as a Scott Adams gamefile has a .saga extension, it'll be detected as a generic Scott Adams game, even if t's not in the list (I didn't do likewise for .dat files, since they're simply too generic). So it's not that big a problem.


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Okay, scrolling is now sorted out. Luckily, the Glk base code had a concept of an optional array of "line terminators" that I was able to utilize, though I did have to make some minor changes to detect the line terminators before the commands area scrolling code consumed the keys. And with a bit of code transplanted from the latest Frotz to translate PgUp/Dn back to the arrow keys, and voila. Though there's no easy/clean way to replace the arrow keys in the scroll message with a 'PgUp'/'PgDn' on the fly.. my first attempt ended up overflowing the bounds of the textbox. I suspect there's a hardcoded text cursor positioning based on the known length of the message.. I may have to eventually look into implementing a patch system that can change the zcode itself on the fly to set a different cursor position and then print a different message.


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Apparently the Adventure Module for the TI/99 (I may have mentioned this in a previous post here) structures games in the Scott Adams format; a significant chunk of the post-AI Scott Adams-format games were made by users of that platform through that avenue. And apparently authors are still at it, as per http://atariage.com/forums/topic/286530 ... try4186457


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The TI format is different from the ScottFree (TRS-80) one.
Bunyon, available in the IF Archive, is an interpreter for the TI format.
The scott2zip tool can convert both formats to Z-code.
I've been looking for a tool to convert from the ScottFree format to the TI, but I don't think it exists yet.

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I went back and tried the most recent daily build, and it's functional on MacOS now. Nifty.


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